Never Say Never
NEVER SAY NEVER
Saturday, Jan 27 @ 1:30pm
Wednesday, Jan 31 @ 1:30pm
Filmmaker Halima Lucas (Amelias Closet) in attendance!
The kids in these narrative and documentary films wont take no for an answer. Youll meet a championship Hungarian swimmer and an American gymnast, a Kenyan city kid who raises chickens, a boy in Detroit who learns how art can help him heal, and two girls who refuse to be bullied. After meeting these kids, youll feel stronger, too!
(Ervin B. Nagy, Hungary, animation, 2016, 7 min, Hungarian with English subtitles) Seattle premiere!
In 1986, in Budapest, future Olympic champion swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi is only 12. Her opponents are stronger and bigger, but she is going to compete with them.
Dempsey the Diabetic Superhero
(Greyson Horst, Rocky Pajarito, Kendall Goldberg and Caroline Roffe, USA, live action, 2017, 14 min, English) No premiere status.
Meet Dempsey Foxson a spunky, 10-year-old competitive gymnast who refuses to let her Type 1 Diabetes affect her dreams.
(Aude Cuenod, USA, live action, 2016, 14 min, English) Seattle premiere!
On the eastside of Detroit an 11-year-old boy, grieving over the loss of his best friend, encounters an artist who makes art out of abandoned objects.
(Halima Lucas, US, live action, 2016, 17 min, English) Seattle premiere!
When bullies at school torment 11-year-old Amelia, she retaliates by secretly stealing their belongings and hiding them in her closet.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/212773873
Everybody Else is Taken
(Jessica Grace Smith, New Zealand, live action, 2017, 14 min, English) Premiere Status?
Meet Mika, a girl who refuses to let her gender define her place in one of the harshest environments on earth - the playground.
Chicken for Kimaru
(Anne van Campenhout and Eriss Khajira, The Netherlands, live action, 2016, 15 min, English and Swahili with English subtitles) West Coast premiere!
A boy who loves to learn, but has to pay to go to school, Kimaru decides to use the chicken he got from his aunt to earn money, because he loves to learn.
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/203359263
Content Advisory: Amelias Closet and Everyone Else is Taken are both stories about girls who face bullying, facing harsh slurs including monkey and retard. A boy in Scrap Dolls also faces bullying, while coming to grips with the death of his friend.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122